British Prime Minister Chamberlain, French Prime Minister Daladier, Benito Mussolini, and Adolf Hitler agree to forestall war; the British and French (ignoring treaty obligations) acquiesce to Hitler’s territorial ambitions regarding the Czech Sudetenland. Chamberlain promises “peace in our time” as a result of the agreement; in fact, his submission to Hitler’s audacious gamble provides political capital, geographic advantage, and Czech munitions works that will later help to power the Nazi war machine.